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Offline First_c

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Is it possibe to make a boot disk?
« on: January 23, 2004, 08:23:29 PM »
Is it possible to make a boot disk/ rescue disk?

If so how?  

Thanks

Sorry some of my ? are simple i am really new to avast.    ???
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Offline Culpeper

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Re:Is it possibe to make a boot disk?
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2004, 09:16:21 PM »
Avast uses it's own VRDB technology for file recovery.  Check the Avast help files for more information.
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Re:Is it possibe to make a boot disk?
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2004, 09:35:49 PM »
It's not possibel to create a botdisk using Avast.

Like Culpeper said it uses to own process called : VRDB

If you really want to create a good boot disk go here :

http://www.bootdisk.com/

You can also download "F-prot AV for dos" if you ever feel the need to scan in dos. (if you get infected and can't boot). get it here :

http://www.wowwebdesigns.com/tools/id_5/

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Re:Is it possibe to make a boot disk?
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2004, 09:42:18 PM »
How do I scan from DOS using F-Prot? what files go on the floppy disk?
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Re:Is it possibe to make a boot disk?
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2004, 05:34:38 AM »
F-prot for DOS just installs in a directory by itself and is operated simply by starting the *.exe file.  You have to manually check for updates, subscribe to the update email system, or use a third party ftp updater for F-prot.  Since I'm on W98 I only use for a boot time scan and like Waldo suggested in case I can't open windows for some unfortunate reason and need to scan for viruses from the DOS prompt.
« Last Edit: January 24, 2004, 08:08:13 AM by Culpeper »
The wind in the wires made a tattletale sound
And a wave broke over the railing
And every man knew, as the Captain did, too,
T'was the witch of November come stealing.